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cutthemdown
01-18-2011, 10:55 PM
http://www.soundclick.com/player/single_player.cfm?q=hi&songID=10151390


Have to send 3 recording to this promoter in mountain view calif to play this festival they have each yr. Sort of a rookie at this and my equipment is only average. Had help with the drums and did the rest in my living room on Cubase.

What do you guys think?

Boobs McGee
01-18-2011, 10:58 PM
that sounds ****in great man! Nicely done...you're on a sax right?
Sounds cd quality to me, nothing overpowering anything else, great clarity, I think the promoter'll dig it

TDmvp
01-18-2011, 11:00 PM
Love me some horns ... L Rep O ...

cutthemdown
01-18-2011, 11:01 PM
Thanks. Yes I am on sax. I think it's not quite CD quality but I did master it just with the basics to try and get it even. The hard part will be getting the other 2 to mix at the same level but a friend of mine is helping me.

Getting the parts to sound even is the toughest part. So hard to get it to lose that live unbalanced sound feel.

cutthemdown
01-18-2011, 11:05 PM
Love me some horns ... L Rep O ...

I met a really good Bari player at the NAMM convention last weekend. If I can get some bigger better playing gigs I may add some low end and then i think we would be killing it. Funny this kid I met is the son of a man i bought my first sax off of in 1984. Still have that horn and play it often. This kid a great player though. I am never ceased to be amazed at how good some of these kids get.

There was this 16 yr old jazz phenom bopping around on some horns at the convention made me not even want to play next to him. Makes you feel silly when some kid smokes you and you have been playing longer then he has been alive.

It's not on the same scale but I can only imagine what composers must have thought when they heard and saw Motzart, and the jealousy they must have felt towards him.

TDmvp
01-18-2011, 11:12 PM
Love me some Namm ... Been to many.

I've sang and written lyrics for bands since I was 19 , only "job" I have ever had and I played sax in school so I just love anything with one...

Even campy (to some) stuff like Eddie Money and Chicago ... But I just like the horns.

OABB
01-18-2011, 11:15 PM
It won't play on my iPod cut.... I'm sure if it's anything like your football takes it's terrible:). Is there anywhere I can hear it that will play on an iPod?

cutthemdown
01-18-2011, 11:20 PM
Not sure orangeandblue. It's just an MP3 uploaded to the soundclick page. We have a webpage www.boxcar7.com (http://www.boxcar7.com) that has this recording and some others on it. But I dont see how that would work on an ipod either.

OABB
01-18-2011, 11:22 PM
I'll check it out on my computer tomorrow. Which guy are you?

Ratboy
01-18-2011, 11:22 PM
I don't like this type of music, but sounds pretty good other than that.

strafen
01-18-2011, 11:31 PM
Very nice!

epicSocialism4tw
01-18-2011, 11:32 PM
http://www.soundclick.com/player/single_player.cfm?q=hi&songID=10151390


Have to send 3 recording to this promoter in mountain view calif to play this festival they have each yr. Sort of a rookie at this and my equipment is only average. Had help with the drums and did the rest in my living room on Cubase.

What do you guys think?

Sounds good.

Alot of getting that "loose", "live" sound that you wanted is getting the right room to record your drums, vocals, and guitars in. Some people can work with that in mixing with the right reverb.

Have you tried using Logic software? Its my favorite...intuitive and easy to use with some nice features.

OABB
01-18-2011, 11:34 PM
Sounds good.

Alot of getting that "loose", "live" sound that you wanted is getting the right room to record your drums, vocals, and guitars in. Some people can work with that in mixing with the right reverb.

Have you tried using Logic software? Its my favorite...intuitive and easy to use with some nice features.

At least you use logic somewhere.




Zing!

cutthemdown
01-18-2011, 11:50 PM
Love me some Namm ... Been to many.

I've sang and written lyrics for bands since I was 19 , only "job" I have ever had and I played sax in school so I just love anything with one...

Even campy (to some) stuff like Eddie Money and Chicago ... But I just like the horns.

Yeah I try and go 2 days every year. I think next year there is a really good chance we will get to play the Hilton after party fri or sat night.

epicSocialism4tw
01-18-2011, 11:58 PM
Yeah I try and go 2 days every year. I think next year there is a really good chance we will get to play the Hilton after party fri or sat night.

I used to go every year too, but quit going in about 2004.

broncocalijohn
01-19-2011, 12:19 AM
Hey Cut, my wife's friend's parents do a jam session on the Friday night of NAMM. They live in a sweet old 1910 house and have a separate garage. These old guys (and a few youngins to sprinkle in the non gray beards) were playing for hours and switching off. Maybe hit me up next year and see if they need a horn player to complete the sound. Great harmonica player by the name of Jesse played too. BTW, sounded fine to me. Thought some 50s or ska was going to be appearing than I heard the voice.

Los Broncos
01-19-2011, 12:53 AM
Great stuff Mark, I'll try and make it to the next show since I haven't been out for a while.

cutthemdown
01-19-2011, 10:57 AM
Great stuff Mark, I'll try and make it to the next show since I haven't been out for a while.

thanks Adam.

Pontius Pirate
01-19-2011, 01:19 PM
Gosh man
All I gotta say is
Yeah!

Pony Boy
01-19-2011, 01:44 PM
I Can't Stop My Leg

cutthemdown
01-19-2011, 05:32 PM
I Can't Stop My Leg

The horn line on that is taken from an old horace silver jazz tune. Picture that same riff literally twice as fast. So smokin fast its like punk rock jazz.

Somehow Albert King decided to lift it and stick it on one of his tunes. One of my all time favorite blues tunes because it has that old school jazz feel to it. For sure a toe tapper. We only play about 2-3 slow songs because we figure people want to dance or at least tap there feet while they party.

Thanks for all the good responses.

UberBroncoMan
01-19-2011, 05:40 PM
The e-guitar on the right is the only instrument that sounds a bit out of place in terms of sounding "live." The other sounds/vocals are fine as is.

Try messing with the guitar in the EQ. Give it a bass boost, etc to bring it more into the mix. It may be how it was recorded though that proves to be an issue.

Chris
01-19-2011, 05:42 PM
Sounds really good dude. Did you guys write that or is that a cover?

I'm getting a home setup and can't decide on what synth to go with. Any advice?

UberBroncoMan
01-19-2011, 05:44 PM
Sounds really good dude. Did you guys write that or is that a cover?

I'm getting a home setup and can't decide on what synth to go with. Any advice?

Synth is pretty broad. What kind of music do you want to make...should probably make that it's own topic so this isn't derailed, lol.

cutthemdown
01-19-2011, 06:23 PM
Love me some Namm ... Been to many.

I've sang and written lyrics for bands since I was 19 , only "job" I have ever had and I played sax in school so I just love anything with one...

Even campy (to some) stuff like Eddie Money and Chicago ... But I just like the horns.

I like some corny music also

cutthemdown
01-19-2011, 06:26 PM
The e-guitar on the right is the only instrument that sounds a bit out of place in terms of sounding "live." The other sounds/vocals are fine as is.

Try messing with the guitar in the EQ. Give it a bass boost, etc to bring it more into the mix. It may be how it was recorded though that proves to be an issue.

Sometimes when I try to do that it seems to ruin how the other stuff sounds. Mainly though I just need it to be good enough. Once I have 4 songs mixed, i have tracks for 9, then I can send it off.

If i remix this one later I will try your suggestions . Bascally all I have are Sm-57 and 58 so not like I have real high end mics or pres.

cutthemdown
01-19-2011, 06:27 PM
Sounds really good dude. Did you guys write that or is that a cover?

I'm getting a home setup and can't decide on what synth to go with. Any advice?

It's an old song by Albert King. I know a lot of people like the nord synths so you may want to check them out. Our keys/organ player uses a Yamaha Motif keyboard and a nord lead synth for his set up.

Chris
01-19-2011, 06:43 PM
Synth is pretty broad. What kind of music do you want to make...should probably make that it's own topic so this isn't derailed, lol.

Will do. I wasn't sure if people on a football forum were into music production.

cutthemdown
01-19-2011, 06:45 PM
Will do. I wasn't sure if people on a football forum were into music production.

Lot's of musicians on the site.

Chris
01-19-2011, 06:47 PM
Edit: I'll take it to my own thread. Great stuff again.

Los Broncos
01-19-2011, 07:02 PM
Threads like this makes me wish I would of been better at blowing harp, should practice more.

Oh well I'll leave the music to the pros.

gunns
01-19-2011, 07:09 PM
I'm not a music expert, I just know what I like and that sounded great. Loved it!

HILife
01-19-2011, 08:42 PM
Well done. Sounds pro.

cutthemdown
01-19-2011, 08:45 PM
Stoked on all the positive messages. Makes me feel better about sending it out to bigger and better places to play. Time to expand the following all over so calif.

Thanks everyone.